I was curious to see how long I'd actually been working on this room and was shocked to find that it's been a few days short of a year!
Going round the room from left to right - the bureau is a House of Miniatures kit and the little chair just tucked in beside it is an unfinished item that was varnished and upholstered. The painting on this wall is 17th century and entitled "Woman Picking Nits From a Child's Head".
On the back wall, the spinet is a commission for me by Masters Miniatures. The space I had was too small to accomodate their regular sized version so they very kindly adapted their design for me.
The two paintings above the spinet are also 17th century and painted by Dutch artists. I've shown these before but here they are in situ. The stool is a Mini Mundus kit.
The blue and white china was collected from a variety of sources and there is also a little drop down table for display purposes.
The painting on the right hand wall is again 17th century and painted by a Dutch artist. Below that features my William & Mary kneehole desk and a corner chair, again Mini Mundus. The fire screen is a kit by McQueenie Miniatures.
Other than referring to it once or twice, I haven't said much about the Noire panel above the fireplace. James Norie was an Edinburgh based 18th century painter who worked for the Adam practice (Robert Adam). According to the literature available, the Italianate scene was painted in situ as part of a panelled room. A lot of his work was rescued during the slum clearances of the 19th century.
This picture is not the same as the one exhibited in the RL building but is another of Noire's works.
The light sconces were made by me and the marbling round the fireplace was my first attempt. The candle stand is another commission, this time created for me by Olde Charm Miniatures.
The tulip vase was purchased from Sally Meekin.
*Reproduced with the kind permission of the National Trust for Scotland.
You can see the RL Green Room here in the second picture. This is the last room to see in The Tenement that is a reproduction of the RL building. The final three are holiday lets but for my purposes (and because I have one more room and an attic space left to fill), my building will accomodate a lawyer and a cobbler.